Core Module Information
Module title: Work Related Learning in Film

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09151
Module leader: David Lumsden
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Introductory lectures and individual tutorials will help you identify an appropriate subject for your case study as well as develop your research and communication skills. Your case study can take the form of a written report or an audio-visual piece.
Through a short series of lectures and seminars you will develop your CV writing, presentation skills, professional attitudes and working practices. You will research the background of potential work placement opportunities and will be given guidance on finding appropriate placements. Together with the module tutors, you will identify clear learning outcomes.
Upon completion of your work related learning, you will write a reflective report that will evaluate your experience; assess your personal development and the industry knowledge that you have gained; and analyse the transferable, creative and/or technical skills that you have learned.
The Critical Reflective Report will be written for assessment purposes and will be informed by your reflective journal. This will be accompanied by a portfolio that will include an up to date CV reflecting your work related learning experiences, any creative work produced as part of the learning experience and all other relevant documentation such as copies of cover letters, publications or web content.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate your ability to identify, negotiate and carry out work related learning in an environment that is relevant to your film industry interests;
LO2: Develop a professional attitude and focused approach to work related tasks;
LO3: Critically appraise the skills you have acquired and demonstrate a clear understanding of how this can contribute to your future employability;
LO4: Undertake a case study on a relevant professional person that demonstrates a critical and professional understanding of a specific area of the film industry.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Lumsden
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Your learning is centred around two outcomes - a case study (LO4) and a period of work related learning (LOs 1,2,3) – both of which are supported by lectures seminars and tutorials. The work related learning gives you an understanding of and practical experience in a working environment related to the broader film industry. This might be on a commercial film or television production, a smaller independent film production (including Honours year or Masters film shoots), as a film-maker working to a client’s brief or within non-film production areas such as a distribution company, acting agency or as part of a film festival team.
Part of your learning involves your ability to take the initiative to identify and secure appropriate work related learning opportunities (LO1). These can be in response to opportunities identified by and offered through the university, or equally by your own independent arrangements. Your overall work related learning experience should total at least 40 hours of activity. Workshops will offer support in securing opportunities through practical skills such as CV and cover letter writing. Lectures and seminars will help you develop an understanding of appropriate working practices as well as encourage the application of professional attitudes.
In addition, your Journal and Critical Reflective Report (LOs 1,2,3) will provide the opportunity to record, analyse and reflect upon your own work and experience.
The Case Study (LO 4) gives you the opportunity to undertake research in to a particular role within the film industry. You will do so by identifying an individual who works or worked within an area of the industry that reflects your desired career pathway. The case study should report in both a critical and professional context and can take the form of a written report or an audio-visual piece.

Embedding of Employability / PDP / Scholarship Skills
You will gain skills and knowledge during lectures and tutorials to identify current opp

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Work based learning 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 112
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1,2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Report 40 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD09151 Work Related Learning in Film